Battle Looming Between AI and Counter-AI, Says Official

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Students from UCSD visit March ARB to help incorporate Artificial Intelligence into MQ-9 Platform
A pilot assigned to the 492nd Attack Squadron instructs students from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in an MQ-9 simulator on March Air Reserve Base in California on Feb 17, 2023. The National Guard Bureau facilitated a collaboration between UCSD and members of the 163d Attack Wing in an effort to incorporate artificial intelligence to improve MQ-9 technology and provide a centralized location where real-time video and data can be shared instantaneously across organizations. Named Project Theia, the aim of the program is to save lives by reducing response times for first responders during wildfires and other natural disasters (U.S. Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pagan).

February 13, 2024 | Originally published by U.S. Department of Defense on January 25, 2024

The Defense Department is just at the start of using artificial intelligence. “Peer competitors are as well,” said Jude R. Sunderbruch, Executive Director of the DoD Cyber Crime Center, who spoke today at the Google Defense Forum.

Sunderbruch predicted that in the future, there will be a battle between AI and counter-AI, which will lead to the question:  “What is the truth in front of us?”

“I would not hesitate to call it an arms race but a strategic competition when it comes to artificial intelligence,” he said.